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quote ? >> i cannot believe that we have the president of the united states of america in grand junction, colorado. [applause] we are so proud of you. >> thank you. >> i am a naturalized citizen, and i am proud to be an american. [applause] as a child, i had polio, and i have had 52 surgeries to correct
of the united states or this didn't or this worked out to the advantage of the soviets or this didn't. most of these things incidentally whether they worked out to the advantage of the united states or the soviet union did not work out to the advantage of most middle easterners and that is one of the major points that i try to make in this book. the competition between the superpowers, whatever it may or may not have done for them did not have good consequences in many respects for middle easterners. there's a chapter in this book write talk about how conflicts in the middle east were affected by the cold war. they weren't started by the cold war but how they were affected and by and large they were affected in a very negative fashion. they were exacerbated. they were made worse. they were envenomed. they were made much, much more violent in some cases. and i deal with the israeli conflict, the lebanon war of 1975 to 1990 and the iran/iraq war as my case studies and what i try to show in the chapter that i devote to this is that the superpowers for reasons that, you know, may have seemed pe
of that security. this is amazing, this is the united states of america? and now this has become more civilized in recent years. and so, when i felt recently at berkeley, this was not the fault of the students -- fell recently at berkeley, this was not the fault of the students. . or inviting me today, and i thank all of you wonderful people for coming. and again, i am challenging the young people, go out there and be leaders. be active in the political process. maybe you will enjoy it as much as i have. thank you. thank you. [applause] caller>> there is nobody in amea more deserving of a lifetime achievement award phyllis schlafly. may god bless you and your family for many years ahead. thank you all for coming. save traveling. god bless you all. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> president obama wrap up a summit yesterday with mexico's president it felipe calderon hinojosa and canada's prime minister stephen harper. they spoke about climate change, trade, and swine flu. yesterday's joint news conference is next o
important bilateral relationship in the world. it is between china and the united states. for china's perspective, we turn to china's ambassador to the united states. >> china's development will be peaceful, china's development is opportunity for each, including the united states. china's development should not be viewed as a threat and we don't want to be a threat, we want to live in peace with everyone. >> rose: mubarak and obama, china and the united states. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications >> rose: as many of you know, we had a conversation with egyptian president hosni mubarak on friday in cairo. today president mubarak was in washington meeting with president obama. it was president mubarak's first visit to washington in f fe years after cooling in u.s. relations during the bush administration. the trip comes as the obama administration is deeply involved in trying to break a dead locke in middle east peace talks. it wants israel to halt settlement activities and is asking arab leaders to make concessions to move the process forward. the two presidents spoke a
. most people in the united states we make up our mine. we don't follow europe. >> right. well i think that's a popular myth and misconception. i lived overseas and russia until recently. one the things that occurred lot a things you see in europe are things that are ahead in some sense what you see in america. the article sit elf was prompted by the whole debate over same sex gay marriage in massachusetts that americans boy this is sort of a fau naphenomew to us. in fact the dutch had legalized gay marriage in 2001. and so in america is really kind of sense catching up so absolutely there's a valts pipeline >> you think that this values globalization is going to change the culture. >> it's already changing the culture. >> how so? >> i think that the gay marriage is another issue. yoit anyways yeah through science and technology the so-called abortion pill r uchu t was pioneered in france. there was a great deal of hostility and opposition to it. now it's come over and now it's easily available from doctor or from a clinic. there's no question we're all sort of this mainstream of weste
, but as a citizen. a proud citizen of the united states and a fellow citizen of the world. >> one year and six weeks ago, candidate obama traveled to europe and said that he was not appearing as a candidate for u.s. president but as a fellow citizen of the world. mr. obama sees the world under his leadership as an active and interactive player as part of the international community. apparently the international community believes that we are and obama sees himself on center stage of that grade world amphitheater. the effect of this transformation is that america's popularity is now soaring. the percent of germans who viewed the u.s. favorably today is 64%, up 31% from 2008 poll. to the pugh, global the u.k., 69%, up from g last year. the french three-quarters, 75% of frenchmen now see america favorably versus 42% in 2008. so what is the big lever that has moved the seesaw of america's popularity so radically upward? acknowledgement of world citizenship? yes. but was it also this public apologetic admission by president obama? >> in america, there's a failure to appreciate europe's leading role in t
part was over the mexican historian sa there were two causes of the war. one was the united states expansionism, not aggressively, did by mexico week that is a fair enough description of what went on. of the united states was colonize originally in the british period by nonconformist, dropouts and troublemakers and glad to get them outf the old country but the crowds grew lazy about governing so they worry about how to govern themselves they also grew up defiant of authority. 1773 the year the spain it acquired louisiana of the british king or issued an order to the colonists that forbade them to cross the appalachian mountains and invading indian country from settlements. they said you take it. and americans including george washington were willing to fight the natives to get what they wanted in the way of new land. over the next century, the population of the united states just kept growing and growing from immigration and is spread out and the new spain and saw that and it scared the daylights out of them. when mexico became independent they inherited this fear. by the 1820s a
that country for a half a century is out. what will it mean for the united states? >>> with casualties counting, the british prime minister visits afghanistan pledging to do more to save his fighting men from the ieds that are killing them. >>> tonight from libya, new pictures of the freed lockerbie bomber and new questions about whether a business deal prompted his release. >>> and from south africa, another approach in the fight against aids. can these simple sports drills save children from a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of their countrymen every year? >>> made possible in part by the following funders -- r support has also been provided by the peter j. peterson foundation. dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. he may not exactly be the barack obama of japan, but the man expected to become the country's next prime minister is talking about shaking things up in a way that japan has rarely seen. hatoyami will bring more liberal politics and government after his party swept
, and then, in 59, manthings change. khrushchev came to the united states and nikita khrushchev was my father and i am sergei khrushchev, and they did many interesting things there. .. >> why did you write this book? the 50 years ago leader of one country from a united states had grids are maybe thousands of liters came here. but sometimes you saide is eccentric bud the president yeltsin was more ecctric. when khrushchev ce here, he just showed the time like his contemporary politicians here raer go to the commodore show rather than of the cnn show. maybe it is part of my fath's behavr may be because it was back through the old woman is not eliminated but it was changed. why did you write this book? >> guest: write the book because i happen to stumble upon the story of your father, ed khrushchev trip to the united states which is now 50 years ago but when i stumbled upon it was only 30 or 35 years old are i was a writer at the time of "people" magazine. i was a rewrite man. i had to rewrite things on mondays and tuesdays and wednesdays but thursdays and fridays i did not have much to do. i wo
suggested it was going to go slow. he promised to keep the rest of the embargo he said because united states needed to be a relentless advocate of democracy, and of quote. but slowly or quickly is very clear that our current dysfunctional policy is coming to the end of its life. what do i mean by dysfunctional? i mean that the united states and cuba have not had formal relations since january feared, 1961. that was e leffinge presidents ago -- 11 presidents ago. in contrast the u.s. estrangement from this movie gets revolution after the bolshevik revolution and is a strain from the people's republic of china after the fall of chang that lasted 16, 22 years respectively. the five presidents. we are on the 11 presidents in the case of cuba. and the united states didn't decline for relations with cuba for 40 years and we are still counting. but it's also spent most of the past half century openly and actively attempting to overthrow the government of cuba. now there is no similar estrangement and history of u.s. foreign relations. you can go back to the days of thomas jefferson and george washi
that in the united states a person who lacks a high school degree pays more in taxes than they receive in government benefits, then you would believe that this system is good for the u.s. taxpayer. on the other hand, if you believe that shrub who -- someone who lacks a high school degree possibly receives a smidgen more than the pay in tacks, the enemy is very costly to the u.s. taxpayer. another aspect is since immigrants, both legal and illegal, are disproportionately less educated. they're reducing the average education level of the u.s. work force. if you believe that reducing the education level of a u.s. work force is good for an economy, then you believe that the current legal and illegal immigration system are good for the u.s. economy. if you have an a believe that hey are a higher education level is good for the country,. in the united states today, our country spends over $700 billions on means, tested welfare assistance. that is cash, food, housing, medical care for low-income people. these are programmed such as medicaid, public housing, temporary assistance to needy families. of that r
coming to you out of the united states. that is of the legendary and longtime democratic senator teddy kennedy has died. we have just received word of that. kennedy was, of course, a member of the kennedy political dynasty, really, in the united states. he was the brother of president john f. kennedy and senator robert kennedy. both of whom, as you recall, were assassinated and teddy kennedy is one of only six senators in u.s. history that ser served for more than 40 years. he really made a very successful career in the senate and was a very, very key figure in the democratic party. specifically you may recall last year he played a very important role in the democratic nomination process when he came out and backed the then-senator barack obama for the democratic nomination. that was a huge boost to the now-president barack obama. very, very important contribution from the kennedy family there. he really was in later years the spokesman for the kennedy family and was in office right up until his death. he was seen on the public scene even very recently during the reform debates over th
join the supreme court of the united states of america. we know she's incredibly well-qualified. she's got more federal judicial experience than any nominee for the past 100 years. that's something that's remarkable. but i do think it's worth remembering what it was like to be a nominee for this court as a woman even just a few years ago. it's worth remembering, for example, that when justice o'connor graduateed from law school, the only offer she got from law firms -- after graduating from stanford law school -- were for legal secretary positions. justice o'connor who graduated third in her class of law school saw her accomplishments reduced to one question: can she type. justice ginsburg, when she entered harvard law school, she was one of nine women in a class of more than 500. the dean of the law school demanded she justify why she deserved a seat that could have gone to a man. later she was passed over for a prestigious clerkship despite her impressive credentials. nonetheless, both of these women persevered and they certainly prevailed much their undeniable merits triumph thos
of the united states. >> absolutely. >> we are glad there are people out there assembling and passionate and are showing how much they care? >> i couldn't agree more. and would defend their right to say everything critical of me. it's when they go over the line and engage in conduct that denies their neighbors an opportunity to be heard. it wasn't that i was hurt. it was that their neighbors were denied their right of free express by their unruly moblike conduct. >> one of the things i noticed when i watched all three of them, that's why we wanted viewers to watch all three. correct me if i'm wrong. i got the impression that a lot of the things that were being said in one were also being said in two and three. some of the very parallel statements, if you will. i'm wondering if you have stopped to figure out where these folks are getting their information. they do have a very parallel ideology, do they not? >> they do have a script, this is des sisseminated through the republican party and websites they are going through and some of the private organizations that are helping to ork kes st
united states is taking the floor right now. right hon. minister stephen harper, the prime minister of canada, right hon. barack obama, the president of united states of america, ladies and gentlemaen, members of the press, the president's of canada -- the leaders of canada, mexico, and united states had completed a fruitful meeting. we have shared our vision with the only other regional communities that are safe, secure, and can face successfully that challenge -- the challenges. these challenges can only be overcome jointly. it is important to keep that dialogue and cooperation amongst these three countries. americans, mexicans, and canadians and values on which are fat -- our societies are founded, the respected human- rights. our three nations have a decision to combat and struggle against international organized crime in order to bring more security to our communities. the struggles we have had in mexico for the rule of law and the security of our mexican people forces us to stop the traffic of weapons and money going from north to south that strengthen and nourish organized-cr
health care system. critics unhappy with health care in the united states often point to canada as a model. canada has a single payer system that covers everyone. and most canadians are happy with their health care. kitty pilgrim with our report. >> reporter: in the largest survey of health care ever, 92% of canadians say they like their doctors so much they would recommend them to family or friends. in canada, primary health care physicians are basically family doctors and handle everything through a private practice, physical, mental health, maternity, pediatrics, geriatrics, says an author of 18 books on canadian health law. >> this is not socialized medicine. the government does not provide doctors, does not provide hospitals. you go to whatever doctor you want, just as you do here and doctors can either take more patients or not take patients. it's up to them. and the same is true with hospitals. >> reporter: all canadians have health coverage through the government. 70% of health care is publicly funded and 30% is privately funded. each province runs its own health care bu
's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expecting to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. listen to what gates said in april when he and i talked about troop numbers. >> i have been quoted as accurately as saying i have real reservations about significant further commitments of american military to afghanistan beyond what the president has already approved. >> but that means that a year from now, six months from now, you are unlikely to approve a request for additional troops in afghanistan. >> i would be a hard sell, there is no question about it. and i've not made a secret of that either publicly or in government meetings. >> so it appears that he has now changed his mind. in recent days, gates said he is waiting to see mcchrystal's request, but if needs are demonstrated, he would be open to sending more troops. while all these forces gather, a crucial events will occur in afghanistan in a few weeks. o
, lisa ling. lisa and others back in the united states could only hold vigils and worry. >> what makes it scary is that i can't really picture or imagine what is happening for her, and it's that sort of unknown which makes it all the more scary. >> but knowing their fate did not make it better. both women were sentenced to 12 years hard labor. it was a punishment few predicted would actually be carried out. but even before the sentence came down, the secretary of state, hillary clinton, made a comment that would seem to foreshadow today's developments. >> we have explored other approaches, including the use of special representatives. >> it is not clear whether her husband was among the "special representatives" then under consideration. but hours ago the 43rd president of the united states descended the steps of a plane in the capital, pyongyang, and just a short time later he was face-to-face with the leader kim jong il and working on the release of two women who worked for a man who once wark for him. shepard: and now the release has happened. no word whether al gore asked his forme
. . >> the united states troop had authority under the treaty to help put that down. and so the united states established itself as always being a favor of putting down even democratic rebellions in order to preserve order and stability. and then after 1900, you know, in the roosevelt, munro doctrine and all this, it goes on and on and on. when was the last time we invaded a latin untry was in 1980? panama? and then you wonder why a politician can score points with crowds in south america by claiming to stand up to the damn yankees. there is this heritage of there. i don't know if this country will ever be able to overcome this fear and suspicion, considering that the war was bad enough what went on for the next 150 years. you know, an old world power politics termed the united states is the natural hegemon of the western hemisphere. it is the most powerful economically, militarily. but you don't have to act like. and in the long run it's a losing thing. the sun has set on the british empire, for instance. >> what would be your view of the intercontinental north to south road -- >> everything
nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expected to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. now, listen to what gates said in april when he and i talked about troop numbers. >> i have been quoted as accurately as saying i have real reservations about significant further commitments of american military to afghanistan beyond what the president has already approved. >> but that means that a year from now, six months from now, you are unlikely to approve a request for additional troops in afghanistan. >> i would be a hard sell, there is no question about it. and i've not made a secret of that either publicly or in government meetings. >> so, it appears that he has now changed his mind. in recent days, gates said he is waiting to see mcchrystal's request, but if needs are demonstrated, he would be open to sending more troops. now, while all these forces gather, a crucial event will occur
to the united states, michael oren. hope you are having a wonderful day and we will keep you posted on the tropical storm and tornado that could be threatening residents of florida. >>> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. on today's show we start with the first television interview to israel's u.n. ambassador to the united states, michael oren. a previous historian previously in the military, now in washington. >>> then we will show you part of an unusual event, a town hall meeting in nairobi, kenya, starring hillary clinton, with yours truly in the moderator role. >>> finally in nairobi, the prime minister of kenya. >>> when barack obama came into office, many in america and around the world hoped he would breathe life into the prospects for a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. obama fed that hope by quickly appointed a man on the issue, appointed a man on the issue, a man of integrity, former senator george mitchell, who had negotiated the peace accords in ireland. it is considered
>>> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. on today's show we start with the first television interview to israel's u.n. ambassador to the united states, michael oren. a previous historian previously in the military, now in washington. then we show you hilary clinton with yours truly in the moderator's role. >>> finally in nairobi, the prime minister of kenya. >>> when barack obama came into office, many in america and around the world hoped he would breathe life into the prospects between a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. obama quickly appointed a man on the issue, former senator george mitchell, who had negotiated the peace accords in the islands. it is considered by some to be the most right wing in memory, as is the new government. the prime minister netanyahu had been fiercely critical of any kind of palestinian state. his former minister had called for what some had characterized as leaders from israel. obama and netanyahu have clashd to expand settlements over the west bank
a provision of the united states constitution. you know, i believe that about everything in a nominee's professional record is fair game to consider. afterall, we are obligated to determine whether to confirm someone for an incredibly important lifetime position. that's our constitutional duty, and i take it seriously. with that said, when people focus on a few items and a few speeches that judge sotomayor has given phrases which she has basically said she would have said differently if she had another opportunity, you have to ask yourself, again, did those statements, are they outweighed by the record? are they outwayed by the facts? check out these endorsements, mr. president of people who looked at her record and looked at how she's come out on decisions. you have an endorsement from the national district attorney's association supporting her. you have the support from the police executive research forum. you have the support from the national fraternal order of place. not exactly a raging liberal organization. you have the support of the national sheriff's association. again, thes
that carried former president clinton to north korea and bringing him back to the united states, on board with him the two freed american journalists euna lee and laura ling. these are pictures. these are live pictures. the jet just landed ten minutes ago and drove up to the hangar at the burbank airport which is known as the bob hope airport. with me, as we watched these pictures, is josh logan. he's a defense and foreign policy expert with cq and josh, your thoughts upon seeing this after these women were in captivity in north korea. >> first of all, we have to say this have a wonderful day for the family of the two american journalists who faced what we are sure harsh conditions in the north korean prison camp for months. months. the visit of president clinton to north korea is something the north koreans wanted for a long time. over a decade. so they were able to save face and at the same time the americans were able to secure the release of these women. >> reporter: as i say we are looking live at the burbank airport, the charter jet that brought president clinton back f
to take up the cause of health. and as long as i have a voice in the united states senate, it's going to be for that democratic platform plank that provides decent quality of health care. today i formally announce that i am a candidate for president of the united states. thank you very much. good to see you. for all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. if we become pale, carbon cop pips of the opposition, and try to act like republicans, we will lose and deserve to lose. i don't think i'm too old to be your united states senator. do you? you look so pretty. i think we've been enormously kind of blessed about being close to the sea. all of that means in terms of the child, enjoying it. the solitude and the serenity, and the peace. the work begins anew. the hope rises again. and the dream lives on. >> we will have coverage of the funeral mass for senator kennedy and his burial at arlington national cemetery tomorrow on abc news, and on >>> that is "world news" for this friday. i'm c
badly did the united states want him? there was a $5 million bounty on his head. in tonight's "lead focus," we look at the death of baitullah mehsud and what it means for the war against the taliban. it was reported that mehsud was at his father-in-law's house at the time of the attack suffering from a kidney ailment. this video is from may of 2008 shot at a press conference. although mehsud insisted his that his face not be shown he briefly turned towards the camera. he is a national intelligence reporter for the "washington post." >> caller: there was pretty good evidence in terms of the electronic intercepts and other kinds of data that suggested that he was dead and just today pakistan, one of mehsud's deputies called the associated press to say that he was indeed killed. but there's no body. there's no dna evidence. so pakistani officialed like to go to the area to confirm that he was killed. >> as head of the taliban in pakistan, mehsud is thought to have been behind some of the group's most high-profile attacks in recent years. the pakistani government named him as the prime
that the relationship that china and the united states have assed great global significance. china is the largeeveloping couny, the u.s. being the largest developed cntry. if we couldork togeth ande can soe my global issues. and the glal sues need glal solutions. so if we can work gether, it will beeasier for these solutions to be worked out. >> rose:et's walk through those issue >> yeah. >>ose: climatehange is one big issue. >> right. >> rose: our secretary ofstate oke to that when sheasn china. what proess are we makinand what are the difficults that face the two cntries because they are at different stages in their development. >>here will be a copenhagen conference and china takes ry positive attitude to the conferen and w hopehe conference will be a success and i think the key to thatis for all th members of thenited nations at work together and also to carry out negotiations according to... in accordance with theandate of the bali road m. d basically there ar several things. one is developed countries shou take the lead in reducing the emissns of carbon dioxide and also developed countries i hope
historically, it is the united states. isn't this what our descendants did who founded this country in boston? >> this is not the new england town hall meeting. >> why not? >> because the whole point is not to get up as have as many loudmouths in one room and scream and yell and shout and insult congressmen. the point of town hall meetings, as we've seen, is to have an actual civil conversation and have different points of view. this idea that you are going to have these minimobs run the congressman out of town, what's that have to do with democracy and any sort of public debate. the irony is these town hall forums are supposed to be for debate and the right wing has decided, we will use it to put the kibosh on any actual debate. no one is talking about health care. no one is talking about what's in the bill and what the country is going to do going forward. >> there is a lot of slogan earring. you mentioned right wing. to be fair. aside from the conservative media, they are going to push back on anything that obama suggestion, no matter what. now, the white house is involved in this. robert
and about the experience of the people who have dealt with the arduous journey to enter the united states, particularly from the countries to the south. this is, obviously, an issue of great national importance, and i suppose it's what the president has been concentrating on most these last couple of days down in trinidad and tobago. i know the secretary of state has just been in mexico to talk about migration policy, and the president has just announced that after 50 years, to some degree at least, migration policy from cuba will be somewhat alleviated or revised, reformed. it was an irony i'm sure wasn't lost on many of the cubans that he made his announcement on the anniversary, the 48th anniversary to the day, of the bay bay of pigs invasion. he is so often compared to jfk, and yet this is one way, his policy towards cuba is, obviously, very different than jfk's policy towards cuba. he'd gotten a bit of a beating from morales and hugo chavez and daniel ortega on a lot of issues having to do with migration and the borders, but on that one issue, ortega was willing to cut him some slack
of insurance conching in the united states. there's no evidence that private insurance is being crowded oout. there were significant gains in access to care as people gained coverage and kept coverage for the full year. there was some significant improvements in affordability. despite the sesses, there were some indications of problems over the last year. there's some loss of the early gains in affordability as health care costs have continued to rise in the state and limits on provider supply with the increased demand for care created barriers to care for some people in the state. finally, as i mentioned earlier, health care cost is really round two of health care reform in the state. massachusetts is just beginning to really address health care costs. it's clear that the sustainability of health reform in the state will be a function of their ability to bend that cost curve, just as it will be at the national level. thank you. >> thank you very much. thank you, sharon. we've come to the part of the program where you get a chance to ask questions. as i say, there are microphones you can go
on iran or have gone himself, you know, had the united states take out those nuclear facilities. if he has a strong position and he felt that was the right position, and he was vetoed by the president, you follow the president when you were in there, but when you leave and write your memoirs i it's fair to say this is what i thought should be done, and here's what i said? >> tom, doesn't the loyalty extend to history, doesn't it extend to the time after office? >> well, up to a point i would say, lawrence. of course, i think the bush clan would say that. i mean, the bush -- >> how is the bush clan going to react to this? >> bush clan as you well know prides loyalty over every other factor, over competence and everything else, so unless this is a big distortion of where cheney really is going to be, i think the bush people will think this is an act of disloyalty. on the other hand, one thing that resonated with me about this story was something that happened to me that is very similar to an incident in this story where cheney years ago, maybe 25 years ago, said to me he would never write a
of the family, mrs. jacqueline kennedy in the center, and the two kennedy brothers, who serve the united states, ted kennedy, senator united states senator from massachusetts, on her left, and on her right, the attorney general, robert kennedy. >> i'm sure that people watching would like to hear from you how mrs. jackie kennedy and the two small children are getting along. >> well, they have their good days and their difficult days. >> the -- john, the young boy, is extremely vigorous and interested in everything, and caroline gets along quite well. >> they have an understanding of what happened? >> well, i imagine as much as children can have. >> his life and death had a meaning, it is that we should not hate but love one another. no memorial or eulogy would more eloquently honor president kennedy's memory than the passage of the civil rights bill, for which he fought for so long. it is in this spirit that i hope the senate would pass this bill. >> we interrupt to bring you this bulletin. a plane carrying senator edward m. kennedy to the massachusetts democratic national convention reportedly
doctors are called the dream team. they are the best physicians in the united states. they really messed up the investigation and the autopsy. knowing how hot forensics is today, i thought it would be really interesting to apply for an six investigation into an old mortar case -- to an old murder case. >> did you decide right there on the spot to do that? >> i when toent home and told my wife this book fellow at the sky. so i did it right then. >> how long did it take for them to buy your book? >> i think a couple of months. about another year to write it all together. >> how did you go about writing it? to go very carefully. i went to the state library of the virginia in richmond. and richmond historical association. then the record library, firestone library at princeton and a couple of other places to get material. i did a lot of medical research in this one. i was really surprised -- i think everyone realize that madison was quite primitive, yet in autopsies it was pretty advanced. that surprised me. >> did you find other books that had been written about this? >> there were maybe tw
impaired, that i should resign my seat in the united states senate. i've been impacted by a number of tragedies in my life. the loss of life of people, members of my family. those were circumstances which i really didn't have control. i could feel the sense of regret and the sense of sadness and the sense of loss. but this was a circumstance in which i did have a responsibility. in that sense, it was quite different from other life's experience. >> senator kennedy returned to the senate for the first time since his automobile accident and seldom has a return to work been marked by such public attention. >> kennedy said last night he had decided not to resign from the senate. >> i made the decision to continue in public life after the tragedy of chappaquiddick. i'm a very different person than prior to that tragedy. the way that i'm a different person, i think is probably reflected in my own view about, sort of life and people and faith in god. but i'm a different person. you need to be your own advocate. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. you take c
the united states, i'm wondering what you discussed about buy american and what power you personally have to rescind this measure and whether you intend to use that power? on a not completely related topic, health care has been an issue of tremendous debate in your country and canadians have looked on with fascination as our health care systems become a political football in your country. i would like to ask prime minister harper and president obama whether there are elements of the canadian health care system which are worth emulating? >> well, first of all, with respect to the buy american provisions, i want to assure you your prime minister raises this with me every time we see each other. that's important to note, he's expressing his country's concerns, i think it's important to keep it in perspective, that in fact we have not seen some sweeping steps towards protectionism, there was a very particular provision that was in our recovery package, our stimulus package that did not extend beyond that. it was wtl compliance, it was not something that i thought was necessary, but it was int
by the supreme court of france literally binds the supreme court of the united states. of course it doesn't. the issue is whether that foreign decision may influence our supreme court in determining what our statutes and the constitution mean. and in her answers to posthearing questions, judge sotomayor once again said that decisions of foreign courts can, indeed, be, quote, a source of ideas in forming or understanding of our own constitutional rights, unquote. in these speeches judge sotomayor described how such things as race, gender, life experience, personal sympathies or prejudices affect judges and their decision. that is certainly possible. but i waited for her to say that judges have an obligation to eliminate the influence of these factors. i wanted for her to say that because these things undermine a judge's impartiality, judges must be vigilant to prevent their influence. that would have given me more solace about what judge sotomayor's phrase fidelity to the law really means. but she never said it. instead, she endorsed the notion that judges may look either inside themselves
and '07. >> okay, we're just about out of time. but do you think that the united states has moved on now, say, more focused on afghanistan than in iraq? and is it too early for that? >> militarily it's clearly time to shift to afghanistan. iraq is now our test case for soft power. they need diplomacy. they need economic development. they need communications, but, no, the military effort is going to shift to afghanistan. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you very much, martin. >>> with american casualties rising sharply in afghanistan, the top american commander there says the taliban have gained the upper hand in the war. in an interview with "the wall street journal," general stanley mcchrystal said american casualties will remain high for months to come. general mcchrystal said the taliban are moving beyond their traditional strongholds in southern afghanistan to threaten formerly stable areas in the north and west. "it's a very aggressive enemy right now," general mcchrystal said in the interview saturday at his office in a fortified nato compound in kabul. "we've got to
not granted to you as a united states senator. shepard: he charged him. arlen specter has seen his share of angry constituents after a town hall of an. he said that the rowdy protesters are not representative of the american people. arlen specter said that they deserved to have their views heard. carl cameron's has been scrambling today, he is in iowa. now we are seeing republicans get some heat in the town hall meetings. what is happening? >> arlen specter, former republican turned democrat. that is all political. chuck grassley is the ranking republican here in iowa. he and two other republicans are still trying to come up with a plan to negotiate. today there was a meeting in the better -- in the middle of the day. he got ia couple of tough questions. here is an example. >> where do my children go to get insurance if they do not want government health care? >> the government will not take over the health care system. >> the crowd loved that. the reason that republicans are suspicious of charles grassley, he could be duped by democrats and he could cut a deal that hurts taxpayers and r
public square. to our viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. today an encore. i wanted to show you an interview among the most important i've ever den. wen joabai is one of the most powerful premiers on earth. this interview has been nominated for an emmy, something we're quite proud of here at gps. i outline some of his most extraordinary revelations in a moment, but first a little background. china's rights to power is probably the single, most important trend in our lifetime. it is changing the world, yet we know so little about the country and the men who rule it. the control is for 1.3 billion people, but they also have influence over your life. the chi thenese are by far the largest holder over american debt, and they are increasingly buying up assets on every continent as the economic influence grows. what if they were to lose faith in america? what if they were to use their economic clout in various countries? the first thing you should know about wen jiabao is he's quite different from other leaders in the chinese era. his followers have a n
jackson that unilateral united states action -- she was referring to the bill that is on the table now -- to address climate change through cap and trade would be futile. she said in response to a question of me that u.s. action alone would not impact co2 levels. we learned from democrat senator john kerry there is no way the united states acting alone can solve this problem, so we have to have china, we have to have india. we learned from democrat senator claire mccaskill that, quote, if we go too far with this, that is cap and trade, then all we are going to do is chase more jobs to china and india where they've been putting up coal-fired plants every 10 minutes. in sum, we have a slew of hearings in three unsuccessful votes on the senate floor. actually i'd say four because we rejected the kyoto treaty in the beginning. the democrats taught us that cap and trade is a great big tax and will raise electricity prices on consumers i would have to say in a regressive way, send jobs to china and india all without any impact on global temperature, so off we go into the august recess secure
for international and financial regulation. you have britain and the united states trying to focus more on the stimulus issue. the chinese are talking more about a reserved currency other than the dollar. he's getting a lot of push-back. how should he handle that? >> i think he's handling it very well. he's saying forget this talk about another reserve currency. that's really impractical, it isn't going to happen. it's not going to happen in your lifetime and it's not going to happen in mine. we can talk about why later on. with respect to stimulus those countries -- they're taking the position, look we stimulated all we need to and we're not going to do any more. but there is going to be a meeting of the minds i think on some additional regulation. not a global regulator. the united states of america should never agree to have an international regulator that tells it what to do and what not to do with its economy. but there are some things, i think, that looks now like they're going to come out of this meeting. some saw a regulation of tax haven is a healthy thing. t
. shepard: all right. other than the release of these two women does the united states get anything out of this? >> again, these same experts say that what the u.s. get out of this, which is very important, is president clinton in the room with kim jong il. he gets to be able to reid read kim jong il's -- read kim jong il's physical health, whether kim jong il really is the man in charge, really calling the shots. that is a great aid, experts say, to relations with north korea. shepard: thanks. the case of north korea disturbingly similar to a situation in iran. another country with which the united states has at very best a difficult relationship. iran's state-run television is now reporting that officials detaped three americans and are questioning all three. iran claims they were arrested while crossing the border i am legally. the americans were hiking in a self-ruled kurdish region in iraq. they are joshua fattal, an environmentalist, shane bauer, a freelance journalist and photographer, and sarah, a writer and teacher, they were all said to be there seeking adventure. iranian tele
and so issues like the tax code, get into broader issues of general competitiveness in the united states. the u.s. tax code in 1970, especially the corporate tax code, existed if a bubble, and you can kind of put a bubble around the united states and in states doing certain things to compete for business if the united states, but basically that u.s. tax code exists in the bubble of the united states. it does not exist in that bubble anymore. when a country like ireland and i know there's some controversy around ireland, but when a country like ireland chooses to make a decision to promote and invest in technology especially, with strong r&d provisions, with strong corporate tax code provisions and they have the education system and the work force to back it up, it becomes very easy for a company to say you know what, i'm better off being in ireland than being in the united states and for my bottom line, if you're a publicly traded company, especially for your bottom line, for what you're doing as a c.e.o. of that company, there's going to be tons of pressure on you to do so, from the mar
me. do you know which country in the world is the biggest tax haven? the united states. the u.s. government does not generally tax interests by foreigners who invest in america. if a foreign government came to us for that information we'd have no information to give them, the irs doesn't collect i. every foreign country can come over and say hand over information us to about our citizens, you made the swiss do it. that that. hugo chavez in venezuela stealing his citizens' property everyday comes to the u.s., these people are evading my taxes. hand that information over to me. you made the swiss do it by. this action, we give him the right to do that. you still don't think tax havens are about preventing tierney. remember why swiss banking privacy laws were strengthened in the first place to help jewish people hide their assets from the gustapo. i do not advocate people cheating on their taxes but tax havens help people keep their taxes lower by providing tax competition. no surprise countries like france and germany are the biggest complainers because they have the highest tax
with the assistance of the united states and other authorities. i pay tribute to them for the exceptional manner of the aftermath of the atrocity and complexity of a world-wide investigation, when mr. megrahi was brought to justice, it was before a scottish court in the netherlands, and i pay tribute to our justice that is acted justly.z9p mr. megrahi was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 270 people. when such a crime is appropriated, it's appropriate that such a sentence it upheld. and mr. megrahi has a sentence and it's a matter before him and the courts. that was his decision, my decisions were predicated on the fact that he was properly investigated, a lawful conviction passed and a life sentence imposed. issues of the lockerbie atrocity. this is a global issue, and international in its nature. the questions to be asked and answered, are beyond the scottish law and agreement of the scottish government. if a further inquiry was felt to be appropriate, then it should be initiated by those of the power and authority. the scottish government would be happy to fully cooperate in such
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